A trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed this morning near Urapakkam on the outskirts of the city this morning. The two pilots ejected to safety and have been taken to a nearby hospital.
The aircraft, a Kiran MK II from the IAF station at Tambaram was returning to base after a routine flight when in developed a technical snag. It then plunged into the Ayyanchery lake. The pilots were rescued from roof of a house in the adjoining VPK Nagar.